Two bills have been introduced to deal with lawsuits under Americans with Disabilities Act. They are AB 52 by Gray and AB 54 by Olsen
Small Business California is looking closely at these but we don’t have
a lot of details. It is my understanding they will provide for a fine
of $1000 and give a business 120 days to take care of the violations.
It is not clear who will be opposed but I am sure some in the disability
community will come forth. It is hoped that the $1000 fine will make
this more attractive to many in the disabled community.
January 1 is fast approaching and it will be required that all
businesses to post information about the new sick leave law. The law
will not take effect until July 1 2015 and basically will require 3 days
paid sick leave for all employees. What is important for you to know is
that employees start accruing sick leave from the date of hire not at
the end of 90 days when they become eligible for sick leave. If you want
the poster let me know.
I have written frequently about the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic by the
Bay in SF. I am the cofounder of this and it is a free clinic for the
working uninsured. Even with the passage of the Affordable Care Act
many people will still not be eligible for health insurance or cannot
afford it because of the cost of the insurance ,deductibles and
copayments. I would like to encourage you to make a contribution and if
you do so before Jan 1 2015 I will match your contributions up to a
total of $5000. You can contribute on line at www.clinicbythebay.org.
or send a check made payable to Clinic by the Bay and mail it to me at
2311 Taraval St SF 94116. I need to know of your contribution by
December 31. Given mailing time let me know by return email of your
Small Business California
2311 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA 94116